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6:28 am
Mon May 7, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Knicks have staved off elimination…

Yesterday Game 4 in New York, Amare Stoudemire returned to the lineup, netting 20 points, in guiding the Knicks to an 89-87 win over the Heat.  Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 41.  The win snaps the Knicks' NBA-record 13-game postseason losing streak.  Game 5 is Wednesday. 

Game 4 in Boston, Paul Pierce dropped in 24 in just 18 minutes, as the Celtics opened up a 37-point third-quarter lead, coasting past the Hawks 101-79.  Boston, who leads three-games-to-one, can finish off Atlanta in Game 5 tomorrow. 

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Sports
6:39 am
Fri May 4, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well now would be a good time to push, not punch, the panic button…

On the court last night in New York, Lebron James poured in 32 points, Dwayne Wade added 20, as the Heat rolled over the Knicks 87-70 to take a three-games-to-none series lead. The Knicks are setting all sorts of records that nobody wants, shooting a franchise-playoff record low 32 percent from the floor in dropping their 13th straight postseason game dating back to 2001.  Miami can finish off New York Sunday afternoon at the Garden.

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Sports
7:55 am
Thu May 3, 2012

L.A. Angels Pitcher Fires No-Hitter

Jered Weaver tossed the second no-hitter of the young baseball season by pitching the L.A. Angels past Minnesota 9-0.

Weaver struck out nine and walked one. The Twins never came close to getting a hit against the All-Star right-hander.

An 18-game winner a year ago for the Angels, Weaver joined the Chicago White Sox pitcher Phil Humber in the no-hit club of 2012. Humber tossed a perfect game against Seattle on April 21.

Sports
6:32 am
Thu May 3, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Rangers and Capitals needed triple overtime…

Last night in Washington, D.C., Marian Gaborik's goal at 14:41 of the third overtime lifted the Rangers to a 2-1 win and to a 2-1 lead in the series.  Sound courtesy of the NHL.

Elsewhere on the ice, Pekka Rinne made 32 saves, pitching a shutout in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Phoenix.  The Coyotes still lead the series 2-1. 

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Sports
6:26 am
Wed May 2, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

No Rondo.  No Allen. Big problem for Boston, right?

Last night in Atlanta, with Rajon Rondo suspended and Ray Allen sidelined, the Celtics rode Paul Pierce, who poured in a game-high 36 points, as they stunned the Hawks 87-80 to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinal at one game apiece.  Sound courtesy of CSN.     

In Chicago, Jrue Holiday poured in 26 points for the 76ers, who shot a scorching 59 percent from the field, as they routed the Derrick Rose-less Bulls 109-92. This series is even at 1. 

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Sports
6:39 am
Tue May 1, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well in case of an emergency, break glass!

Last night in Miami, Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire hit six of nine field goal attempts, but the last thing he hit may’ve taken him out of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. 

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Sports
6:34 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Clemens Perjury Trial Resumes after Five-Day Break

The Roger Clemens perjury trial is resuming after a five-day break. The prosecution's first witness, congressional staffer Phil Barnett, will return to the stand Monday after beginning his testimony last Tuesday.

Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young Award winner, is accused of lying to Congress when, at a hearing and deposition that preceded it, he denied taking steroids or human growth hormone.

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Sports
6:14 am
Mon April 30, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Clippers have opened their first NBA postseason in six years with an incredible comeback…

Yesterday on the court in Memphis, Nick Young drained three three-pointers during a one minute stretch to rally the Clippers, who trailed by as many as 27 points before closing on a 28-3 run, to knock off the Grizzlies 99-98.  The Clippers will play Game 2 Wednesday without Caron Butler, who broke his left hand in the second half. 

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The Roundtable
1:37 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Richard Michelson - "Twice as Good"

Richard Michelson joins us to talk about his new book for kids: Twice as Good: The story of William Powell and Clearview, the only golf course designed, built, and owned by an African-American.

Sports
6:27 am
Fri April 27, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well the Rangers and Devils have both advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals…

Game 7 on the ice last night in New York, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi both scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, as the Rangers ousted the Senators 2-1.  New York will face the Washington Capitals in Round 2.

Meanwhile in Game 7 from Florida, Adam Henrique scored at 3:47 of double overtime, as the Devils eliminated the Panthers 3-2.  New Jersey gets the Philadelphia Flyers in the conference semis. 

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